Greenfield Community College hosts Outdoor Recreation Industry Summit October 13

October 6, 2023

Calling all outdoor industry experts: Join Greenfield Community College for their inaugural Western Massachusetts Outdoor Recreation Industry Summit, a one-of-a-kind event designed to bring together a coalition of industry professionals in the region.

GCC's Adventure Education Department, in partnership with the Workforce Development division, is hosting the Outdoor Recreation Industry Summit at GCC on Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will feature a keynote address and question-and-answer session from Kate Fox, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism, as well as networking opportunities and breakout sessions led by industry experts.

Both breakfast and lunch are provided, and attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy GCC's state-of-the-art climbing wall or renew their CPR certifications at no cost after the event.

"We're excited to convene businesses and professionals engaged in outdoor recreation for this important event. By coming together in the spirit of discussion and collaboration, we can build a coalition of industry leaders and establish Western Massachusetts as a regional hub for outdoor adventure," Alex Carley, Dean of Workforce Development at GCC, said.

"With the state's new Office of Outdoor Recreation on the horizon, this is the ideal moment to convene and determine how we can best work together to both promote and grow outdoor recreation as a major economic driver in our region," Carley added.

For the full schedule and to register for this half-day convening, please visit the event website.